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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 29 August, 2015


# education - Thursday 27 August, 2015

‘Abandoned, remote and neglected’: This is the school Educate Together don’t want to use

Educate Together says the school is not suitable as it is too far from the town.

# education - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

‘While I love living in Abu Dhabi right now, my heart is still in Ireland’

Teacher Dearbhla Gilroy says people in the UAE are incredibly warm- hearted, generous and open minded.

# education - Thursday 20 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge How Grim Was Your School? Prefab Sprout

How Grim Was Your School?

Mice. Prefabs. A weird smell. You know what we mean.

# education - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

A 71-year-old man got an A1 in Leaving Cert History

Denis North now has his sights set on English and Geography.

# education - Friday 14 August, 2015

If you get this email about student grants, don’t click the link… It’s a scam

The students grants body says a number of people have received the email.

# education - Thursday 13 August, 2015

575 points direct provision teen to meet minister about going to college

Anna wants to study physiotherapy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.

# education - Sunday 9 August, 2015

“There would be people who still don’t know whether they’ve got a place or not”

A busy area in South Dublin has no primary school for its 4,000 residents.

‘Parents and teachers are scared’: Why won’t more schools give up their Catholic patronage?

Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.

# education - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Poll: Should Catholic schools be allowed give preference to Catholic children? Patronage This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Catholic schools be allowed give preference to Catholic children?

Is it up to the state to provide non-denominational schools?

# education - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

“The price of sending kids back to school is ridiculous” – parents want school crests taken off uniforms

Sending children to school is getting more and more expensive.

# education - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Ireland has some of the most educated people in Europe

We place third when it comes to our share of third level graduates.

# education - Sunday 19 July, 2015

We’re getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

# education - Friday 17 July, 2015

What I’ve learned from going to a Quaker school

To me, a Quaker education is about learning to let your inner light shine, respecting people from different walks of life and not resorting to violence to solve problems.

# education - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Just eight days of military spending could make education free around the world

Every eight days, $39 billion is spent on world militaries.

# education - Friday 10 July, 2015

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?

Many schools across the country only allow specialised uniforms from one particular shop. Should this be allowed?

# education - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

A lot of parents are struggling to afford back to school costs

Just a week after the school year ended, many parents will be fretting about the cost of books, supplies and uniforms,

# education - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

610 new Special Needs Assistants are on their way to Irish schools

The dedicated assistants will be employed from September 2015 onwards.

# education - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Immigrants in Ireland are better educated than native-born nationals

New figures from the European Commission and the OECD found that 48% of immigrants in Ireland have studied at third level.

# education - Thursday 2 July, 2015

€83m spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over five years

It’s estimated on average a prefab costs around €13,500 a year to rent.

# education - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

It’s change of mind time for the CAO – but do students really know what they’re getting into?

What makes one student successful when another fails? In answering this question, we’re not using one valuable resource: data.

# education - Friday 12 June, 2015

It’s still legal to discriminate against gay teachers, but that could change next week

A Bill is being put to the Dáil on foot of the referendum result.

# education - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

# education - Friday 5 June, 2015

From Business ETC Are you a recent graduate? Here’s where the jobs are – and how much you’ll be paid Follow The Money

Are you a recent graduate? Here’s where the jobs are – and how much you’ll be paid

Things are looking up for new graduates entering the workforce…

# education - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Is the Leaving Cert getting easier?

Figures show that the percentage of students securing higher grades has gradually increased in the last three decades – but many deny that the exam has been “dumbed down”.

# education - Thursday 28 May, 2015

‘Ban rubbers in schools, children should be encouraged to make mistakes’

One UK-based scientist says erasers are ‘instruments of the devil’.

# education - Thursday 14 May, 2015

These teachers worry that a Yes vote could mean teaching 4-year-olds about the word ‘gay’

A new group, Teachers for No, launched outside Leinster House today.

# education - Sunday 10 May, 2015

What value are we putting on higher education?

Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.

# education - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

There will be no more As, Bs or Cs in the Leaving Cert

Big changes are coming.

These are the best eight college courses in Ireland

According to a new survey, anyway.

# education - Saturday 25 April, 2015

‘People who restrict the freedom of movement of others are fascists’

Micheál Martin has some strong words for protesters.

# education - Sunday 12 April, 2015

# education - Thursday 9 April, 2015

City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don’t quite add up either)

Pupils in urban DEIS schools score worse in tests, but they are missing classes less.

# education - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Teachers are being trained to spot the ‘warning signs’ of suicide

The model has been compared to learning CPR.

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils’ children they admit

Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.

# education - Monday 6 April, 2015

Young teachers are facing an ‘increasingly bleak reality’

Unions say half of all teachers under 30 are now on part-time work arrangements.

# education - Thursday 2 April, 2015

From The42 Brighton’s young players are being given sexual consent training Education

Brighton’s young players are being given sexual consent training

It’s the first time a club has provided such a platform.

# education - Monday 30 March, 2015

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so You Are What You Eat This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so

More than 42 million children under the age of five are either overweight or obese.

# education - Sunday 22 March, 2015

‘When I was finally diagnosed, I realised I wasn’t stupid’

One or two children in every classroom has this condition.

# education - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Students expelled after parents scale high school walls to help them cheat

Indian police were deployed outside schools but couldn’t use force against parents.

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